012: The Fourth Trimester

This week we are diving into the often forgotten about fourth trimester.

So much planning and preparation go into baby and delivery but not enough is talked about when it comes to what to do after the baby is born. It’s a challenging, yet beautiful time with your newborn and there is so much to learn so quickly.

Jesse and I share as much as we could recollect from our fourth trimester experience with Sarelle.

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Highlights from this episode:

  • Sarelle’s 38-week milestones
  • The first 12 weeks after Sarelle was born (the 4th trimester)
  • Oral vitamin K
  • Encapsulating Marni’s placenta
  • A support team after birth is essential
  • Making baths part of your self-care healing routine
  • Allowing time for your body to rest and heal
  • Feeding Sarelle every 2 hours (even through the night)
  • The challenges of breastfeeding, pumping, & top-ups
  • We opted for goat milk formula
  • Natural options to help increase your milk supply
  • Hiring a lactation consultant to guide our breastfeeding journey
  • Chiropractic care during pregnancy & postpartum (for baby and mom)
  • How to relieve a blocked milk duct
  • Healing after a vaginal delivery
  • Co-sleeping, bassinets & sleep sacks
  • Establishing a good nighttime routine
  • Transitioning Sarelle from co-sleeping to her crib
  • Dream feeding & pumping at night
  • Marni & Sarelle’s supplement protocols
  • Newborn activities, books, & toys
  • Bonding while babywearing
  • Causes of baby acne

Related links:

Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
Listen to The First Trimester
The Ultimate Baby aka TUB – The First Trimester (Marni’s blog post)
Listen to The Second Trimester
The Second Trimester And Beyond (Marni’s blog post)
The Ultimate Baby Nursery – Eco Friendly, Cozy & Natural (Marni’s blog post)
Listen to The Third Trimester
The Ultimate Birth Story (Marni’s blog post)
Our Doula – Jessica Ienna Mendez (IG: @gymdoula)
Midwives of Windsor
Graceful Birth Doula Services (placenta encapsulation)
Listen to Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural previously on TUHP (episode #315)
Mama Natural’s website
Haakaa (breast pump)
Holle Organic Infant Goat Milk Formula 1
Lactation Cookie Recipe to Increase Breast Milk Supply (Mama Natural)
Chalice Spice – The Ultimate Breastmilk Tea
Jennifer Day (lactation consultant)
Medela Freestyle Breast Pump (double)
Sunflower lecithin
Frida Mom
Frida Mom (Oscars ad rejected)
Thayers Alcohol-Free Original Witch Hazel
7th Generation Free & Clear Overnight Pads
HALO BassiNest Glide Sleeper
Nested Bean – Zen Swaddle Premier
Arm’s Reach (we have older model)
Cloud b Sleep Sheep Sound Soother
Yogasleep Whish White Noise Sound Machine
4moms rockaRoo
4moms rockaRoo (infant insert)
Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle ‘n Swing
Solly Baby (wrap carrier)
Ergobaby Embrace (wrap carrier)
Skip Hop (whale bath tub)
Seeking Health – Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)
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